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MS Doc to Text convert

Posted on 2002-03-04
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Hi,

I need VB code to convert an MS Doc file to text. I have written something like what is below, but it is too amateurish. It has problems like locking up, and showing the Word, which I don't want, and I can't make it save as text.

I need a command-line executable, compiled in VB. Who could help?

Thank you.

Sub main()    
    Dim wdApp As Object
    Set wdApp = New Word.Application
    Dim fileName As String
    Dim doc As Word.Document
    inFileName = "file.doc"
    Set doc = wdApp.Documents.Open(inFileName)
    Dim outFileName As String
    outFileName= "file.txt"
    doc.SaveAs (fileName = outFileName)
    doc.Close
End Sub
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Question by:kerzner
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by:eosu
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Have done something like this  - but you realise that you will loose tables, graphics, and so on.  Only the straight text would be pulled out...  Haven't compiled what is below, so there might be typos...


    dim x as new Word.Application

    x.Documents.Open txtFileName.Text
    open "C:\worddoc.txt" for output as #1

    For i = 1 To x.ActiveDocument.Paragraphs.Count - 1
        str = x.ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(i)
        print #1, str
    Next
   
    x.Documents.Close False
    close #1
    set x = nothing
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sridhar_PJ earned 300 total points
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Hi,
Same way but slightly enhanced,

http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=4217&lngWId=1

Hope this help u.
Regards
Sridhar
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by:kerzner
ID: 6843121
I have already done something like it, and it works.

However, fair is fair and the answer gets 300 points, especially because it is impossible to check whether I already have it, and it is nice for me to check my solution.
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